Every 10 years, the United States Census collects data on everyone living in the United States of America. The census can shape many different aspects of our community. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results also determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.
Support for public school services and programs is just one of many reasons why an accurate 2020 Census count is crucial to our school district and our region.
The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire — online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online.
By April 1, 2020, every home should have receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.
To respond online: https://www.my2020Census.gov
To respond by phone: 844-330-2020
2020 CENSUS CHALLENGE
Counting everyone in the 2020 Census is not an easy task and children are frequently among the most undercounted population. Your responses to the 2020 Census determine how much of $675 billion in federal funds are allocated to our school districts and students for the next 10 years.
WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE
- It’s quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
- It’s safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.
- Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.
- Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.